HYBRID MLK Commemoration Week Keynote Panel: “The Truth about Critical Race Theory (CRT)”

January 18, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom/Moore Auditorium (Medical Campus, North Building)

“The Truth about Critical Race Theory (CRT)”

Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI), this event is part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week 2023: Amplifying Voices through Courageous Storytelling.

Critical race theory is an academic concept that is more than 40 years old. This past year, CRT has become a focal point, used to criticize public education, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Often misrepresented, it has been used to foster division in the public arena, particularly around its use in schools and more recently, medical education. 

The 2023 MLK Keynote Panel will feature three panelists to provide foundational awareness about what Critical Race Theory is. Panelist will discuss how the discourse around CRT is impacting education as well as amplify how narrative and storytelling are key tools within CRT for advancing equity and justice work. Our panelists include: 

  • Angel Jones, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, SIUE 
  • Heather Fleming, Founder & Owner, In Purpose Educational Services 
  • Yetunde Janski-Ogunfidodo (Tunde), Humans of St. Louis 

For inquiries contact MedDEI@wustl.edu.